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Description: Church of St Martin
Date Listed: 22 August 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 178592
OS Grid Reference: TR2250746547
OS Grid Coordinates: 622507, 146547
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1748, 1.1819
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TR 24 NW DENTON AND WOOTTON WOOTTON LANE
Church of St.
Parish church. Early C13 with C12 evidence and with C14 alterations
and restored 1878-9 by Withers and 1881. Flint and rubble with some
brick repairs and with plain tiled roof. Chancel with northern vestry,
nave and west tower. Two stage tower with string course to parapet
with large offset buttress on north-west corner, Angle buttresses to
nave. Lancets throughout, some restored, with C19 east window and C15
lancet in vestry, which is possibly remains of C15 chapel;south and
north doorways with sunk quadrant moulding, north door blocked, south
in 1878 porch with moulded blind arcaded woodwork on flint base.
Interior: round headed reveal to tower lancet. Simple pointed tower
arch, and widened chancel arch of similar pattern. Roof of 3 crown
posts. Chancel roof C19 wooden waggon vault. Fittings: shelved piscina
and window-seat style sedile in chancel, chamfered piscina in nave.
Alabaster reredos of 1881 (as in window glass), main relief of pelican
piety. Octagonal pulpit with C17 linenfold panels. C18 prayer boards
to left and right of chancel arch. Monuments: 2 black and white wall
plaques, to Sir John Brydges, dl839, and Rev. Charles Kinleside, d.1811,
both with draped urns over sarcophagus-shaped plaques, different
treatment of similar theme by same artist, T. Denman of Regent Street,
London, brother-in-law of Flaxman and inheritor of his business and
commissions. (See BOE Kent II 1983, p503; see also R. Gunnis).
Listing NGR: TR2227446220
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Source: English Heritage
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